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GLM 1959 Imperial Convertible in Sherwood Green Poly

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Harv Goranson
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Pardon me if someone else has posted this color variation. I was tempted by the limited issues Tom Dirnberger offered (especially the silver/red interior version) but I decided on this one, with an unusual dark green metallic hue. Note how it looks in the sunshine. Once again though GLM should have gone the extra mile and pad-printed the side chrome instead of using silver paint. LE of 199. Now I have GLM Imp ragtops from 1958-1961, perhaps the best of the Exner era.

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John Merritt
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It is a gorgeous model and color. I applaud your ability to just choose one. I haven't that capability at all. I had to have all colors.

John Merritt
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Harv Goranson
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@jcarnutz It's a combination of space, competing 1/43 interests, and an awareness of my own mortality.


   
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Posted by: @mg-harv

Pardon me if someone else has posted this color variation. I was tempted by the limited issues Tom Dirnberger offered (especially the silver/red interior version) but I decided on this one, with an unusual dark green metallic hue. Note how it looks in the sunshine. Once again though GLM should have gone the extra mile and pad-printed the side chrome instead of using silver paint. LE of 199. Now I have GLM Imp ragtops from 1958-1961, perhaps the best of the Exner era.

GLM 132003 Imperial 1959 pic4
GLM 132003 Imperial 1959 pic3
GLM 132003 Imperial 1959 pic1
GLM 132003 Imperial 1959 pic2

For the premium price we pay for GLM models, they should have chrome where it's supposed to be. I would like to know why they go to the cheap option of silver paint when some of their previous models of a few years ago where with chrome trim and even 3D chrome strips as the 1951 Cadillac Convertible. 

The last two GLM models I bought were the 1961 Cadillac Eldorado and the 1961 Imperial Crown Convertible. Both look very bland with the painted silver trim.


   
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Keko Romero
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I've just ordered the GLM 59 Imperial Convertible in light blue -my wife loves cars in this color- taking advantage of a discount voucher. If some manufacturer made a 1962 Imperial Crown Convertible, I'll complete the 1958-1963 period. 

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John Merritt
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@keko-romero 

I am patiently waiting for a '62. I am hoping it is in the works.

 

John Merritt
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Mark Lampariello
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That is a magnificent color that Tom is offering. Now hoping for a '62 Crown Coupe with those classy floating headlights to continue the Exner series. It's my fave and a dream car as a kid.

What actually is pad-printing? Is it similar to PE? I'm not a fan of silver paint either but they do it well and at least it doesnt shed. I have about eight beautiful GLM models with loose but still attached PE trim.  Too bad, otherwise pretty much mint, but they sit in their boxes until I have the nerve to attenpt to fix and risk disaster.

Yet I have even older GLMs with nothing loose at all and remain seriously stunning miniatures: 1976 Buick Electra, with its spectacularly detailed front:

 

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And arguably the finest detail and accuracy I've ever seen: 1976 Lincoln Continental Town Sedan in the rare "Red Luxury Group" package.  Someone did some serious homework:

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Enjoy!  I certainly do. Sorry for the repeat pic

I'll have someone with a better camera, steadier hand, and better computer to retake these shots.  These don't do the models justice and I'll give them a separate post.

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Harv Goranson
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Ixo and others occasionally break out the chrome trim on some of their models. See the windows and wheel well trim on this Premium X Camaro.

Premium X PRD549 Camaro 1969 pic2

   
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